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Comment Re:Calm down, this is a decade old (Score 1) 585

consumers end up paying more for eggs either way. its just that one way you see it and one way you dont. the roads cost money, period. if youre not paying for them in higher gas taxes then youre paying higher payroll taxes or other taxes.

i dont see a problem with paying up front the real cost of these things in order to avoid shady hidden fees.

you people dont seem to understand that the money always has to come from somewhere. you act like if the government pays for it then no costs get passed on.

Comment Re:strange (Score 1) 215

why pool incomes first? we pool bills first, each pay half, and then each pocket the remainder of our own check. now theres NEVER any reason for her to complain about me buying gadgets, or for me to complain about her buying clothes or shoes. we have had ZERO arguments about money in 10 years.

Government

Newegg Defies New York Sales Tax Law 635

JagsLive informs us that the electronics retailer Newegg.com is defying New York lawmakers; it has suddenly stopped collecting sales tax from New York online shoppers. The "Amazon tax," which went into effect June 1, requires online merchants to collect sales tax if they have any affiliates in the state. Amazon is complying but has sued the state on constitutional grounds. Overstock.com dropped all of its New York affiliates and then joined the Amazon lawsuit. Newegg started out complying with the law on June 1, but stopped collecting taxes for New York on August 21. From Newegg's letter to its customers: "After careful review and consideration, we are pleased to inform you that we have stopped collecting New York sales tax, effective August 21, 2008," reads an email the company tossed at customers late last week, including at least one loyal Reg reader. "This decision was driven by your direct and candid feedback and our continued commitment to you as our valued customers."
Power

What To Do With All of My Gadget Chargers? 696

legoman666 writes "On my desk I have chargers for the following gadgets: Nokia N810, LG Chocolate, Sony Ericcson Z310a, Canon Powershot SD1000, Cowan iAudio X5L, Lenovo Thinkpad, Logitech MX1000 and my Nintendo DS. Not a single pair of them share a similar connector. I have two power strips whose singular purpose is to energize these chargers. My question to Slashdot is: How do you organize all of your different chargers? Please, share your secrets."

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